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      Ursula Rucker


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      Ursula Rucker

      Review of her album "Silver or Lead" from Amazon.com :

      Philly-born poet, Ursula Rucker knocked 'em out of the box with her debut album, Supa Sista. Intricately weaving words with music on her sophomore effort, Silver or Lead, she cracks her whip on unsuspecting and complacent ears worldwide. Dropping knowledge on everything from womanhood to slavery, to love, sexism, politics and more, Ursula redefines spoken word with her trademark socio-political urgency and sweet "song-speak." Following in Supa Sista's acclaimed footsteps, Silver or Lead boasts even more provocative music and word fusion.

      With song after poem after song - the two become one as Silver or Lead proves that poetry has never been this head bobbing. On the Jazzanova-produced "What A Woman Must Do," she offers a biting testament on the complexities of what it means to be "She" in this world. With "Release," Ursula flexes her lyrical muscle as she rides the up-tempo, Congo-driven smash by Masters At Work's Little Louie Vega. "What he did is amazing. I have never ever done anything like that; it's very musical. It's Afro-Latin, like whoa!," Ursula explains. Tit for tat, Ms. Rucker delivers the intro to Vega's new Latin album. Bumping soulfully through the speakers, the John Wicks produced "Lonely Can Be Sweet" and "Damned If I Do" both host a melodic, hypnotic Ursula.

      Drawing on influences from prestigious Black Arts Movement activist poet and icon Sonia Sanchez to Frida Kahlo, Zora Neale Hurston and even Prince, Ursula balances motherhood, activism and artistry with aplomb. With her rhythmic stories of struggle, she's confident, but never preachy. She has transfixed audiences from Tokyo to Capetown alongside the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Mos Def, Macy Gray and even the late great Nina Simone.


      I'm going to get her albums. I have loved what I have heard so far from her.
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      Ursula has put in MUCH time. She been around longer than a decade. She is a FIERCE poet. (albiet not for those that dont like severe detail on touchy topics) Her time is long overdue for a tad bit more success. Though I doubt she would complain much.
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      BLACK PEARL POETRY PRESENTS..
      From several albums with THE ROOTS,
      KING BRITT, JILL SCOTT, ERYKAH BADU
      The one and only-
      URSULA RUCKER
      (Supa Sista, Silver or Lead)
      LIVE IN CONCERT!

      NOVEMBER 1, 2005

      DOORS OPEN AT 7:30

      SHOW STARTS AT 8:00

      TICKETS: $10.00 (general admission)

      The Brownstone On Main (downstairs lounge)

      There will be a SMALL open mic,and a winner take all SLAM for CASH
      and PRIZES! Slam will be judged by audience applause, so bring your
      FRIENDS!



      This is not a featured performance,

      URSULA RUCKER will be doing a FULL CONCERT with MUSICIANS!!

      DJ KRATE DIGGA will spin all night, including at the-

      URSULA RUCKER AFTER PARTY!

      Stick around after the show and dance the night away!



      Tickets may be purchased at the Black Pearl Poetry website using
      credit card, debit card, or even your checking account for no extra
      charge!

      Just go to:

      http://blackpearlpoetry.blogspot.com

      and you'll see the Ursula Rucker concert ticket button

      (all safe and secure via paypal)

      Tickets also available at:

      The Brownstone On Main

      Black Pearl Poetry Night(every Tuesday)

      and thru TICKETMASTER!! (as of this SATURDAY)

      with more locations to come.



      This event WILL sellout so get your tickets in advance if you can!



      If you or your company/organization are interested in being a
      SPONSOR for the event, OR if you are interested in purchasing AD
      SPACE in the limited edition Program that each person gets that
      evening, please contact me ASAP to see what the possibilities are.
      Rates are quite affordable. You can also be a sponsor or get FREE AD
      SPACE if you have a service or good that can be used for the concert!



      The one thing ALL OF YOU can do for me and this event?

      PASS THIS EMAIL ON!

      TELL ALL YOUR COWORKERS AND FRIENDS!

      LET'S MAKE THIS THE HOTTEST EVENT WE CAN

      AND MORE GREAT THINGS WILL FOLLOW



      My thanks goes out to our current sponsors:

      Black Pearl Poetry

      IBT Mgmt. LLC

      The Brownstone On Main

      The Westin

      Soundchampz

      Studio 1014

      Warm Spirit Self Care Consultant Kay Wiebell

      CAPA

      Urban Starr

      Arts In Ohio
      Pyrrhic Victory (New songs are up!): http://www.reverbnation.com/pyrrhicvictory

      Some people take themselves WAY TOO SERIOUSLY, when in actuality, no one else is really taking them as seriously as they think.

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